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Is Money a Corrupting Influence?

Dear Meli, Money is the root of all evil. Yeah, I know that we spiritual types shake our heads at this phrase and say “No way!” But I kinda agree with it. Even when I don’t want to. I’ve been working really hard lately to let in more money in my life, and I’m aware […]

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Sarcasm as a Spiritual Practice

Is there anything better than sarcasm? (See?! I’m diving right in!) Yes, that first remark was sarcastic. And it was fun. (At least, for me.) For those of you who are not (yet) amused, hear me out. Of course there are things better than sarcasm. Like sunsets. And the purr of a cat. And cats who […]

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How Do You Get Your Power Back?

Dear Meli, I have a friend that I give my power away to all the time. I don’t know what it is about her, but even when I give myself a pep talk before I see her, I always end up just giving up and going along with whatever she says is right. I love […]

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Can You Surrender Without Giving Up?

Dear Meli, A word I hear a lot in spiritual circles is “surrender,” especially in relation to surrendering to a Higher Power. I have a hard time with this concept. “Surrender,” to me, sounds to me giving up. What is your experience with this? Suspicious of Surrender Dear Suspicious, This is an ongoing conversation I’ve […]

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3 Ways That Spiritual Practice Can Improve Your Relationships

Last week, we explored the wild and wonderful world of building a relationship with your Higher Power. This week, we’re taking it to the streets! More specifically, we’re taking this Higher Power gig and applying it to our interactions with other people. The trickiest part of this proposition is that other people are messy. Just […]

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How to Build a Relationship with Your Higher Power

Is it really possible to have a relationship with a Higher Power? I mean, that’s a pretty imposing thing to have a relationship with. Like Cher. Except this Cher also created the sky and the seas and everything in creation. Kind of intimidating. When I was a kid, the only version of a Higher Power […]

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­­­Do You Believe the Money Lie?

There are so many lies about money, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Like: Money is the root of all evil. It’s actually attachment to money that causes behavior some might deem evil. Or how about this one: Money doesn’t grow on trees. If money doesn’t grow on trees, then what are those […]

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­­­How to Get Out of Menopause

From the minute I heard about this whole menopause thing, I thought That’s not for me! Sweating? Weight gain? Out-of-control moods? No thanks! I’ll pass! When I first started the process, everything was going great. No more periods! No more cramping! No more standing in line to buy tampons even though I look like a […]

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­­­The Power of Prejudice (It’s Not What You Think!)

Prejudice is everywhere. We see it in the news. We see it in our families. Some of us are more aware of prejudice than others. People of color. Differently-abled people. When we think of the power of prejudice, we tend to think of its destructive power. Let’s face it, prejudice has created some serious mischief […]

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